As far as I know these are the current age categories: Adult Fiction, Young Adult (YA) Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, and Children's Fiction. Since we primarily read YA, some Adult & Middle Grade/Teen we are not discussing Children's Fiction in this post. I have decided to go to the experts... YOU! I asked several book bloggers (Part 1 & Part 2) their thoughts on the subject.
I have had several people over the last year express their likes and dislikes with the Young Adult classification of books. Some have said that YA novels have adult content and are inappropriate for teens; while others have said this category has made them and their teens fall in love with reading. So the question is Who are Young Adult Books Written For?
When you think of young adult readers vs. teen/middle grade readers what age ranges are you thinking?
YA: ages 16-20s (even though I'm in my earlier 30s and I read YA LOL).
What is a good example of a Middle Grade/Teen Book? Young Adult?
Would you recommend any of the following YA books to 10-13 year olds: Why or Why not?
Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
House of Night series by PC & Kristen Cast
the Giver series by Lois Lowery